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Iowa Supremes Hearing Marriage Case

Timothy Kincaid

December 9th, 2008

In August of last year, Judge Robert Hanson ruled that Iowa’s prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Although he put a stay on the decision the next day pending a Supreme Court hearing, one couple – Tim McQuillan and Sean Fritz – were married.

Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments on the case (Boston Herald)

Attorneys involved in the case said it could take a year or more for a ruling.

If the Iowa court rules in favor of the couples, it would be the fourth state behind Massachusetts, California and Connecticut to uphold the right for same-sex couples to legally marry.

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KipEsquire
December 9th, 2008 | LINK

I think you mean “oral arguments,” not “opening arguments.”

Ephilei
December 9th, 2008 | LINK

So much for same sex marriage being a phenomenon of the liberal east and west coasts.

Steve
December 10th, 2008 | LINK

Ephilei, Iowa’s constitution is amazingly strict about equality compared to other states. I find it even more unusual that it took us this long for the case to be made in Iowa :).

Timothy Kincaid
December 10th, 2008 | LINK

Thanks, Kip

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